KY Democrats Lead In Absentee Ballot Requests

KY Democrats Lead In Absentee Ballot Requests Kentucky Democrats have built a big lead over Republicans in requesting absentee ballots for the November election.But the trend is drawing starkly different reactions from the campaigns of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath.According to the secretary of state’s office, Democrats…

Kentucky Wildcats Move Up In Polls

Kentucky Wildcats Move Up In Polls The Kentucky Wildcats jumped nine spots in the latest Coaches Poll and also find themselves ranked in the Top 25 in the AP Poll.For the first time in roughly 77 years, Louisiana is ranked in the Associated Press Top 25. The Ragin’ Cajuns find themselves ranked No. 19…

Pikeville Student Named National Merit Scholar

Pikeville Student Named National Merit Scholar National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named a Pikeville High School senior as Pike County’s only Merit Semifinalist, further advancing him in the competition to win scholarships. PHS student Jason Lin, of Pikeville, was named one of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists across the country in the National Merit Scholarship…

Morgan County Recovering From Soaked Conditions

Morgan County Recovering From Soaked Conditions Community members in Morgan County experienced over 3.5 inches of rain Saturday, causing major flooding in the area.Despite the weather’s quick-strike, Morgan County Judge Executive John Will Stacy acted quickly in response.“We’ve had a pretty quick response from the state emergency management and from the governor’s office,” Stacy…

KY Doctor Hailed As Hero Dies

KY Doctor Hailed As Hero Dies A prominent Kentucky infectious disease specialist who was hailed by the governor as a “front line hero” has died after a nearly four-month battle against COVID-19.Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, who tested positive for the virus on May 13, died on Friday night, Med Center Health in Bowling Green said.…

Data Mining Scam

Data Mining Scam The sheriff’s office in one Eastern Kentucky county is warning people about a new scam involving a national company.In a Facebook post, the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office said people have reported receiving letters and e-mails, allegedly from Amazon.In the correspondence, the scammer states that a hold has been placed on their…

Frontier Nursing University Donates Campus

Frontier Nursing University Donates Campus In a release Thursday morning, Frontier Nursing University announced it is donating its campus in Hyden to Leslie County.This comes just three weeks after FNU removed a historic stained glass window from the chapel on the nursing school’s campus, and took it to its new campus in Woodford County.…

Same-Day Test Results

Same-Day Test Results Primary Care Centers in Hazard and Hyden are now able to provide same day COVID-19 test results.“We have now gotten equipment that we can do PCR testing, which is the best testing that is available right now for COVID-19,” said Christie Herald, a nurse practitioner with Primary Care.The initial turn around…

Corbin Gets Money For Roads

Corbin Gets Money For Roads On Thursday, Corbin received a $15,050,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assisted with the process.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said “It was a privilege to work with Mayor Suzie Razmus and other local officials to secure the highly-competitive BUILD grant.…

Pike County Tourism

Pike County Tourism Some good news, Pike County wrapped 2019 by bringing in more tourism money than ever recorded. Tourist spending came in at more than $105 million dollars, a $6 million dollar increase compared to 2018. Pike County Tourism Executive Director, Tony Tackett, said the county is seeing a response to the hard…